Gayatri Devi was once included in Vogue magazine's Ten Most Beautiful Women list. Devi started schools in Jaipur, most prominent of which is the Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ Public School established in 1943. She also revived and promoted the dying art of blue pottery.
Coloured black and white photo of the Russian royal family on their yacht, the Polar Star. From left, clockwise, we have: Olga, Tsar Nicolas II, Anastasia, Tsarina Alexandra, Tatiana, Maria, and Alexei
Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur, age 21, at the time of her marriage, 1940.She was born into the royal family of Cooch Behar, one of around 560 "princely states" that existed in India. She was just 12 when she first met the then-21-year-old Maharaja of Jaipur, the urbane, polo-playing Sawai Man Singh II. The prince already had two wives, both essentially for political reasons, but in 1940 the pair shocked blue-blooded society by announcing their plans to marry.
Portrait of Grand Duke Mikhaïl Alexandrovich, for about day-and-a-half the last Tsar of Imperial Russia. He would abdicate in his turn, and eventually be shot by the Bolsheviks in 1918.
Maharani Gayatri Devi and guest
Empress Elisabeth 'Sisi' of Austria
Delicate saree with a gorgeous border. Worn by the elegant Maharani Gayatri Devi, who was once named in Vogue's list of the 10 most beautiful women in the world
A first photo of Empress Sissi
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